Tuesday, September 28, 2010

[025] Oatmeal and Flat Tires

Oatmeal with fruits will always be a favorite breakfast of mine. Yummm.

Let me tell you a little story about a tire issue I recently had.
-It all started about a month ago, around August 24th. I was on my way out to work when I noticed my tire was a little too low to be driven on. Just enough air not to bend the rim if I drive it up the street to the gas station. 75¢ for 3 minutes of air, sure I'll pay that I guess. Not too happy about it because I knew I wouldn't use it all. Topped off my tire, headed to work.
-August 30th, same tire, pretty dang flat. Drove to the same gas station again... only to find out the air pump had been removed. Sweet. So I pull into a parking spot that wasn't on an incline and also faced my tire away from the public. I did the only thing I could do. I put the donut on and put the flat in my trunk. Called up work to let them know I was going to be late due to a flat. (I really like that my co-workers are understanding and not complete jerks.) I headed out to Assonet where I knew a gas station was sure to have an air pump. 50¢ for 2 minutes of air, ugh fine. It was the perfect amount to fill both my flat tire and refill my donut. I was about an hour and a half late to work, wah wah wah.
-My tire held out for a while before it started going flat again. At first we thought, maybe I hit a bump too hard and broke the seal. Nope! Then we knew there was definately a hole. I could hear air leaking out but I didn't see where. I bought myself an air compressor (my sister and I can vouch for how amazing these things are and how much they come in handy). It was worth the $15.
-Sunday night I noticed my tire was completely flat. Like, rim sitting on the ground FLAT. So Monday afternoon I finally drove myself to walmart to buy plugs. I thought this air leak was on the outter edges of the tread. Turns out that was just a small tear. It wasn't until we took the tire off the car and did the soapy water test that we found what had been causing all this mayhem.

Say hello to Mr. Screwdriver Bit. (The quarter is for size comparison.) The hole this little guy made was so open I had a fun time trying to hold it over the hole so the air wouldn't come out while Shawno prepped the tire plug. FUN FUN! My tire has been plugged, hopefully it holds and doesn't cause anymore issues.

Last nights dinner...
Chicken and fries for Shawno. For me; three slices of bread with peanut butter and honey on top, and sweet potato fries on the side. Delicious!!

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